Benny Andrews, Trail of Tears, 2005 (Courtesy of the Phillips Collection)
The Art of Displacement at the Phillips Collection

The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement
Phillips Collection
Washington, DC

June 22-September 22, 2019

The Phillips Collection was founded in 1921 as the first museum of modern art in America—and this season in Washington, it’s presenting a major exhibition on a subject at the heart of our national debate.

The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement presents works old and new by 75 artists across the globe, all dedicated to themes of migration and displacement. From Arshile Gorky’s modernist painting The Artist and His Mother to John Akomfrah’s 2015 video installation Vertigo Sea, the exhibition moves across genres, mediums, and borders to depict the experience of migration throughout history and up to the present refugee crisis.

Dorothy Kosinski is director of the Phillips Collection, and she recently spoke with our host Richard Aldous after he toured the exhibition in Washington. Tune in to learn more about this “operatic” exhibition—and hear why she does not see the exhibition as primarily a political statement.

The Warmth of Other Suns runs at the Phillips Collection in Washington through September 22 and is presented in partnership with the New Museum in New York. More information can be found at https://www.phillipscollection.org/. Be sure to tune in this week, and don’t forget to follow @aminterest and @PhillipsMuseum on Twitter.

Published on: June 28, 2019
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